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Coconut-Pecan Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Coconut-Pecan Sweet Potatoes Recipe

These delicious sweet potatoes cook effortlessly in the slow cooker so you can tend to other things. Coconut gives this classic a fresh twist. —Raquel Haggard, Edmond, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat butter, melted
  • 4 pounds sweet potatoes (about 6 medium), peeled and cut into 1-in. pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients; stir in melted butter. Place sweet potatoes in a 5-qt. slow cooker coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with pecan mixture.
  • 2. Cook, covered, on low 4 to 4-1/2 hours or until potatoes are tender. Stir in extracts. Yield: 12 servings (2/3 cup each).
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Land O'Lakes light stick butter.

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 211 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 103mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.

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Klkeegan
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2016

"Is the coconut sweetened coconut or unsweetened?"

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Orbs
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2016

"I used almond slices instead of pecans; and left out the sugar. Delicious recipe with the coconut flavor. Thanks, Raquel, for sharing this recipe."

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rae777
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2014

"Delicious! We loved them so much at Thanksgiving, that I am making them for Christmas!"

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rohanss
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2012

"Absolutely delicious! It's our new favorite. Tastes almost like dessert :)"

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lutherallie
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2012

"My husband loves this recipe. He is the king of junk food, but loved the flavor in this dish, and I loved that it had way less fat and calories than traditional sweet potato casseroles. Will definitely be making this part of our recipe rotations!"

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JudithRN3
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2011

"my family loves sweet potatoes, so I have tried many recipes over the years. This one is by far The Best!

I definately will make this recipe again-it is a keeper-not just for the holidays, but for everyday use"

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Kelly F
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2011

"I do not care for sweet potatoes but had to have two helpings of these. I looked forward to them as leftover too!"

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Lynnette68
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2011

"My husband loved these sweet potatoes! They're sweet, without being overly so, and the coconut and pecans complement the potatoes well."

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williamsegraves
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2011

"These were REMARKABLE!!! My guests slurped this dish down faster than the several others I made. The tastes are very delicious, sweet, and savory! Over 8 different people asked me for this recipe. This dish is in my permanent file!"

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mary klug
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2010

"Liked the flavors alot. Did not like the coconut so I will omit it the next time I make this. Otherwise a good recipe."

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